Problems & Progress

As I was visiting the Finesse class recently, I was asked a question that lead me to explain how I approach training my horses each day.  Either I’m making progress or I’m fixing problems.  You can’t do both at the same time… much as you’d like to think you can, it...
Things Change

Things Change

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that on October twenty-ninth Remmer had a freak accident.  He severed his superficial flexor tendon and about eighty percent of his deep digital flexor tendon.  In less than a moment our future together changed because of the...
A Fine Line …between provocative and boring!

A Fine Line …between provocative and boring!

Do you ever think about this?  I do all the time – well, I really only think about it once I cross the line!  Up until then I think I’m doing fine. But seriously, this is the quest of all great horsemen… to figure out that balance.  Actually, it’s to figure out how...
Personal Growth Is Rarely Convenient

Personal Growth Is Rarely Convenient

As my great mentor, Glynn Braddy, often used to say to us: “Personal growth is rarely comfortable or convenient.”  What a wonderful thing to remember when you’re feeling the growing pains as you try to improve yourself through horsemanship! One time a student asked...
Ohio Blog

Ohio Blog

Peeling back the onion layers Although this was a while ago (gosh time flies!) I remember it as clear as day.  Of all the students applying for a lesson with me, Fran and her horse Crest were successful.  I had already discussed issues she’d had with him over the last...
Let ‘em know!

Let ‘em know!

This is a short one. You know my dogs – Vinny (LBE) and Moxie (RBE)… well, as I’m sitting here writing bunches of stuff, something interesting happened. Being about fifteen weeks old, Moxie is teething like crazy and when she plays with us those little points are...

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